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Paul Schimpf, Republican candidate for attorney general, visits Crystal Lake
CRYSTAL LAKE – Paul Schimpf shined a spotlight on his status as a political outsider – a point he said qualifies him to fight the state's corruption – during a pit stop in McHenry County.
Yogurtland to open in Algonquin
The business, which serves frozen yogurt, is expected to open later this year at 432 S. Randall Road in Algonquin.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
District 300 reveals 2015 budget with 'unpredictable' state revenue
ALGONQUIN – District 300 officials on Monday revealed a tentative 2015 budget that includes 20 new full-time teacher hires and a $1.22 million operating surplus.
Hackmatack refuge gives birders a chance to explore new territory
Like most birders, I am a collector. My prized collection is a list of bird species I've seen during my 55 years on earth.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Weekend picks: Violinist Joshua Bell plays with CSO
Violin virtuoso: Celebrated American violinist Joshua Bell joins with conductor James Conlon and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a gala fundraising concert featuring music of Mozart, Bruch and Dvorak on Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Lunch benefits Special Olympic Illinois athletes
Sarah Nader- firstname.lastname@example.org Crystal Lake police officer Anthony Tangorra takes drink orders from Hailey Worthy of Carpentersville and her aunt, Amy Worthy of Carpentersville during a lunch benefit to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois at Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake Friday, July 25, 2014.
Northwest suburban police blotter
Value was estimated at $250. • Thieves stole the front tire and wheel between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. July 18 from a 10-speed street bike in the Metra lot at 2121 W. Northwest Hwy.
Public meeting planned for Algonquin Fox River corridor plan
Algonquin, along with Carpentersville, the Kane County Forest Preserve and McHenry County Conservation District, is working on a Fox River Corridor Plan to find ways to increase access to the river, improve water quality, and enhance the two downtown areas.
Fisherman rescued from Fox River dam in Algonquin Updated Jul 25,...
Peter Van Dorpe, Assistant Chief with the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Department, said the unidentified man drifted too close to the Algonquin Dam when fishing at about 7:15 a.m., and was swept into the boil.
Boater rescued from Fox River in Algonquin
A boater was pulled from the Fox River during a rescue call Friday morning, according to the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent
CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 6.1 percent in June, a post-recession low, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Lake in the Hills standoff ends peacefully
A suicidal man is in custody after barricading himself in a house in the 100 block of Deerpath Road in Lake in the Hills on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Lake in the Hills looks to update economic incentive policy
LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village officials want to update the village's economic incentive policy, which is in place to help attract businesses to the community.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Parade marshal longtime Algonquin supporter
The grand marshal for the 2014 Algonquin Founders' Days Parade will be Pamela Perrott.
LITH American Legion auxiliary holds meat raffle Aug. 2
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lake in the Hills American Legion 1231 will host a meat raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. To get the grilling season off to a great start, there will kebabs, pub burgers, chops, roasts, steaks, ribs and more varieties of meat to win! There will be multiple winners per raffle.
Paddle board fans sought for Founders' Days competition
Returning to the Algonquin Founders' Days festival for the second year in a row is the stand up paddle board competition.
Weekend picks: Aerosmith, Slash team up to Let Rock Rule
Rock this way: Rock on when Aerosmith performs its Let Rock Rule tour with Slash tonight at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Golf: Michael Davan delivers 66 to jump to first-round lead of Illinois Open
Hoopeston pro Michael Davan fired a 6-under par 66 in Monday's opening round of the 65th Illinois Open to take a one-shot lead at The Glen Club.
Expect Street Closures, Delays During Algonquin Founders' Days
Drivers should expect some traffic back ups and delays as Algonquin Founders' Days gets underway this week in downtown Algonquin.
3rd annual Red Run in Algonquin planned for Aug. 9
ALGONQUIN – Organizers are planning the third annual Red Run to continue to raise money and awareness to end child sex trafficking.